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17th Feb '18 4:22:13 PM Prometheus117
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** Twilight Sparkle represents Friendship, which in the local lore happens to also be the element of Magic
** In the Equestria Girls movie the movie only character, Sunset Shimmer represents Forgiveness or empathy as a 7th element of harmony.
** In the past there were PrecursorHeroes, The Pillars of Equestria that fallowed a similar pattern

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** Twilight Sparkle represents Friendship, which in the local lore happens to also be the element Element of Magic
** In the Equestria Girls movie the movie only movie-only character, Sunset Shimmer Shimmer, represents Forgiveness or empathy Empathy as a 7th element Element of harmony.
Harmony.
** In the past there were PrecursorHeroes, The Pillars of Equestria Equestria, that fallowed followed a similar patternpattern [[spoiler:and were in fact the ones who planted the literal seed that would manifest the Elements of Harmony themselves]].
15th Dec '17 12:13:55 PM Heatex77
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* In the past there were PrecursorHeroes, The Pillars of Equestria that fallowed a similar pattern
** Mage Meadowbrook represents Healing
** Flash Magnus represents Bravery
** Mistmane represents Beauty
** Rockhoof represents Strength
** Somnambula represents Hope
** Star Swirl represents Sorcery

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* ** In the past there were PrecursorHeroes, The Pillars of Equestria that fallowed a similar pattern
** *** Mage Meadowbrook represents Healing
** *** Flash Magnus represents Bravery
** *** Mistmane represents Beauty
** *** Rockhoof represents Strength
** *** Somnambula represents Hope
** *** Star Swirl represents Sorcery
14th Dec '17 3:50:07 PM Heatex77
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** In the Equestria Girls movie the movie only character, Sunset Shimmer represents Forgiveness or empathy as a 7th element of harmony.
* In the past there were PrecursorHeroes, The Pillars of Equestria that fallowed a similar pattern
** Mage Meadowbrook represents Healing
** Flash Magnus represents Bravery
** Mistmane represents Beauty
** Rockhoof represents Strength
** Somnambula represents Hope
** Star Swirl represents Sorcery
22nd Nov '17 7:57:22 PM AnoneMouseJr
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': Like their predecessors, each of the six represents a social virtue.
** Page Turner is the Element of Kindness, who acts as the moral guidance to the others.
** Vix-Lei is the Element of Laughter, who keeps the others' spirits up even when things seem bad. However, she also needs to know when to be serious so her comrades know they can always count on her and not dismiss her for being useless or insensitive.
** Wind Breaker is the Element of Honesty, who keeps the others honest by staying honest themselves.
** Rex is the Element of Generosity, who understands others and ''inspires'' them with his selflessness.
** Night Blade is the Element of Loyalty, who defends and protects the others even at cost to themselves.
** Xvital is the Element of Magic, who is the balance that acts as a bridge between the other five.
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2nd Oct '17 11:19:25 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/TheThiefOfTime'', Wen the Eternally Surprised claims Susan Sto Helit is "helpfulness personified". ReluctantHero Susan is less than happy about this.

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* In ''Discworld/TheThiefOfTime'', ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'', Wen the Eternally Surprised claims Susan Sto Helit is "helpfulness personified". ReluctantHero Susan is less than happy about this.
2nd Oct '17 11:18:55 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/TheThiefOfTime'', Wen the Eternally Surprised claims Susan Sto Helit is "helpfulness personified". ReluctantHero Susan is less than happy about this.
15th May '17 8:08:38 PM magnum12
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', [[spoiler: Morgana is literately made of humanity's hope]]. This becomes important as [[spoiler: the restoration of humanity's hope is ultimately the start of the demise of the BiggerBad]].
8th Apr '17 9:49:56 AM nombretomado
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* In ''QuestForCamelot'', the introduction to Camelot itself is accompanied by [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome a chorus of all]] of the [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights of the Round Table]] singing about unity of purpose. They go on to take their places at the table, each lifting their shield to honor their king, and then lowering it as they declare the virtue they most embody. There are far more than seven virtues listed, but 'liberty', 'justice', 'trust' , 'freedom', 'peace', 'honor', 'goodness', 'strength', and 'valor' are listed, among others. Note that the main character's father laid down his shield on 'valor', and the villain laid his down with a shout of 'ME!'.

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* In ''QuestForCamelot'', ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', the introduction to Camelot itself is accompanied by [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome a chorus of all]] of the [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights of the Round Table]] singing about unity of purpose. They go on to take their places at the table, each lifting their shield to honor their king, and then lowering it as they declare the virtue they most embody. There are far more than seven virtues listed, but 'liberty', 'justice', 'trust' , 'freedom', 'peace', 'honor', 'goodness', 'strength', and 'valor' are listed, among others. Note that the main character's father laid down his shield on 'valor', and the villain laid his down with a shout of 'ME!'.
25th Feb '17 1:30:26 PM ANTMuddle
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The inversion of this trope is EmbodimentOfVice. One notable difference between the two tropes is that in the case of characters, the people involved usually are aware of their virtues, and strive to actively cultivate them. Characters that personify vices are usually either [[ObliviouslyEvil unaware of them]] or somehow [[ChronicVillainy unable to overcome them]]. For example, characters that actively strive to be honorable and courageous are extremely commonplace in fiction, but how many characters have you encountered that strive to be as greedy as possible, for the sake of greed in and of itself? Vice is nearly always motivated by something other than the desire to be vicious, unlike virtue. In the (at least in real life) rare cases where this is not the case, we are dealing with a villain who does evil simply ForTheEvulz.

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The inversion of this trope is EmbodimentOfVice. One notable difference between the two tropes is that in the case of characters, the people involved usually are aware of their virtues, and strive to actively cultivate them. Characters that personify vices are usually either [[ObliviouslyEvil unaware of them]] or somehow [[ChronicVillainy unable to overcome them]]. For example, characters that actively strive to be honorable and courageous are extremely commonplace in fiction, but how many characters have you encountered that strive to be as greedy as possible, for the sake of greed in and of itself? Vice is nearly always motivated by something other than the desire to be vicious, unlike virtue. In the (at least in real life) rare cases where this is not the case, we are dealing with a villain who does evil simply ForTheEvulz.
ForTheEvulz. Compare the SevenHeavenlyVirtues.
4th Jul '16 1:10:00 PM godzillavkk
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** According to Pottermore, the American Wizarding School Ilvermorny also has 4 houses that represents virtues
***Horned Serpent represents the mind of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Horned Serpent favors scholars.
***Wampus represents the body of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Wampus favors warriors.
***Thunderbird represents the soul of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Thunderbird favors adventurers.
***Pukwudgie represents the heart of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Pukwudgie favors healers.
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